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Small Mammal Focus Group

Focus Group Description

The Small Mammal Focus Group Aims to:

 - Assist BIAZA zoos in inspiring people to help conserve small mammals.
 - Assist BIAZA zoos to participate in effective co-operative small mammal related conservation programmes.
 - Assist BIAZA zoos in delivering the highest quality environmental education, training and research relating to small mammals.
 - Assist BIAZA zoos in achieving the highest standards of small mammal care and welfare.

Documents and Resources

Small mammals in mixed species exhibits survey

Recommended Reading List

Tree Shrew Husbandry Manual Diets

Rodent Sexing Database

Manually Sexing Aardvark

Beaver Crush Photos 

Age Determination of Marsupials While still in the Pouch 

Marsupial Hand Rearing Guidelines
San Diego Koala Management Programme 

Care Sheets and Husbandry Guidelines

Agouti and Acouchi Husbandry Guidelines

Brazilian Guinea Pig Care Sheet 

Capybara Care Sheet

European Beaver Husbandry Guidelines 

European Hamster Guidelines

Giant Anteater Care Sheet

Giant Tenrec Care Sheet

Ground Cuscus Care Sheet

Koala Husbandry Guidelines 

Kowari Care Sheet

Linne's Two-toed Sloth Care Sheet

Livingstone's Fruit Bats Care Sheet

Long-nosed Potoroo Care Sheet

Long-nosed Potoroo Husbandry Guidelines

Rock Hyrax Care Sheet

Rodrigues Fruit Bat Care Sheet

Short-eared Elephant Shrew Husbandry Guidelines

Southern Tamandua Care Sheet

Sugar Glider Care Sheet

Tree Shrew Husbandry Guidelines

Turkish Spiny Mouse Care Sheet

Western Grey Kangaroo Care Sheet

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